New York artist Solar Lion has sent us this preview of a new track he's working on for his forthcoming EP. Like previous Solar Lion tracks we've featured on Dezeen Music Project, Lift it Up is a fusion of different genres, with modern US dubstep sounds underpinned by the prominent upbeat of a more old-school dub rhythm.
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The remix builds on the original track's reverb-drenched vocals, but breaks up the wall of post-punk distorted guitars underneath to end up with a track that's lush, ethereal as well as a little bit glitchy.
We've got a cracker of a track for you to start the week on Dezeen Music Project, with this glitchy downtempo remix of Keep the Streets Empty for Me by Fever Ray (aka Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of Swedish dance duo The Knife).
The remix was sent to us by Budapest DJ/producer Fine Cut Bodies, who has managed to keep the eerie ambience of the original track despite working a big, bassy and very squelchy beat in to the mix. He has also very kindly made the track available for free download, so get it here if you like what you hear.
You can listen to the original Fever Ray track here too.
Dezeen Music Project was behind the decks at PearsonLloyd and Bene's Docklands preview at Hackney House last night. You can check out a few snaps from the event on Facebook here.
This lo-fi track by Yair Kass went down well with the crowd, who were clearly feeling the vintage vibe. As with his track End of the Day that we featured earlier in the year, Baby on My Back gets its retro feel from the old 70s keyboards Yair Kass exclusively used to make it.
This hazy house track by Krusht is taken from his EP of the same name, self-released only last week. It's a great tune in it's own right, but the three tracks on the EP really compliment each other well, so make sure you check it out in full here.
England are currently playing their first Euro 2012 match against France, so we needed a track to help ease the tension here in the Dezeen office. This serene latin-infused acoustic guitar instrumental by Francesco Fiotti, which features cello by British musician Marvin Ayres, does the job nicely, whatever team you're cheering on this summer. And if you're not a football fan in need of stress relief, it's a lovely track all the same.
Today on Dezeen Music Project we've got another funky disco re-edit courtesy of DJ/producer Debonair for you to get your Friday night groove on to.
This time it's Lowrell's 80s hit Mellow Mellow Right On to get the Debonair treatment, but if you're feeling in a disco mood make sure you also check out his reworking of Rhyze’s Just How Sweet Is Your Love that we featured on Dezeen Music Project back in March.
This pulsing, shimmering electronica track is by Radiant Dragon, the music project of artist/designer Lawrence Lek, who helped lead the 3013 Installation at the Architectural Association that we featured on Dezeen last year.
The track comes from Radiant Dragon's debut album Screengazers, which you can listen to in full on his website.
We've got a four-day weekend to look forward to here in England, so we thought we should find an upbeat track to end the week on a high with. BEAKR haven't let us down before in this respect, and this remix of a song by Chicago three-piece The Welcome is no exception.
You can listen to BEAKR's other remixes here.
We've had a hot, busy day at the press preview of Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion which opens to the public tomorrow, so we were grateful to get back to the office and find this tranquil chill-out track by AB2G to wind down to.
The track was submitted by Curious Absurdities, an online music label run by General Reef, who we featured on Dezeen Music Project last week. Curious Absurdities have got loads of other great artists on their books, so make sure you check them out.
We like to mix things up on Dezeen Music Project, so after all the summery chill-out tracks we've been featuring recently, we thought it was time for something a bit different. This track by Olly Clucas is dark, driving and a little bit glitchy: not your typical lazy summer afternoon kind of track, but once the beat kicks in you won't care.